So…I’m starting off the New Year sharing some style confessions!  Here’s the deal…I don’t own or wear everything I write about. That being said, I’m happy to research and share what I do know.  Whew…glad to get that off my chest!   

True Confession:  I prefer wearing a skirt versus a dress because it allows for stylish creativity!

How many ways can you style a printed skirt?  More than I can count. Some Pinterest looks I’m loving feature animal print skirts styled with a sweater, or a t-shirt, or layered with a leather or denim jacket, etc.  

True Confession:  A pop of color is a style influencer’s best friend!

Bag matching is my favorite way to do this.  And here’s the good news…nothing has to match exactly.  Another idea is matching accessories. For example, match a bracelet with a belt or your boots with a scarf.  How fun is that?   

True Confession:  I’m a frugal shopper…always looking for a deal!

My go-to is H&M and even though, they have great prices…I go to the sale rack first.  A favorite purchase this winter was a tiger-print sweater. It looks great with a camel blazer and faux leather pants and also with a black pleated skirt. Always think about how many ways you can style an outfit!  

True Confession:  I believe these two words should be banned from our vocabulary:  “age-appropriate.” 

Instead, think about “aging fabulously” by adding a trendy pop to a classic look. A great Pinterest example shows a woman wearing a gray cowl-neck sweater with a trendy pair of snake print skinnies.  Camouflage skinnies and leggings are also age-defying. Another way to “age fabulously” is with a pair of embellished booties. And who doesn’t love a hip grandma?

True Confession:  Fashion and styling are my avenues for encouraging women!

Yes, it’s true…I don’t know everything about fashion, but I’m happy to research and share what I do know.  And one thing I know for sure…. “We rise when we lift others!”  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, and wardrobe consultation.  Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest.  Contact Holley at [email protected].